Po odchodu do zahraničí působil nejdříve jako alternující koncertní mistr v Dánské Královské opere a dva roky jako profesor na Mc.Master University v kanadském Hamiltonu. Milan Vítek působí jako pedagog na mnoha mezinárodních houslových kurzech: Aldeburgh (Anglie) , Keshet Eilon (Izrael), Yokosuka Festival (Japonsko) a Yuriko Kuronuma Academy (Mexiko, Mexico City ), Weikersheim (Německo), Savonlinna (Finsko) a mnoha dalších. Je zván jako porotce na mnoho soutěží např. v Dánsku, Německu, Japonsku, Estonii a Itálii. Jeho žáci jsou vítězi a laureáti mnoha mezinárodních soutěží jako C.Nielsen, J. Kocian, , Heino Eller a The Queen Elisabeth v Belgii, Washington International String Competition, Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, and Jan Sibelius aj.. Od srpna 2001 je stálým profesorem houslové hry na Oberlin Conservatory of Music v Ohiu v USA.České publikum ho také zná jako dirigenta který pravidelně hostuje především se Symfonickým orchestrem Českého rozhlasu.
Milan Vitek Oberlin Conservatory Faculty Profile
Interview with Milan Vitek
Danish cellist Toke Møldrup is a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe, where he studied with professor Martin Ostertag. He has also studied privately and participated in master classes with Valter Despálj, Hans Jensen, Ralph Kirschbaum and Yo-Yo Ma. Recently, he received Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Award for his achievements in Danish culture.
In the 20 years of his career so far he has performed both across Europe and in the United States, South America, Japan and the Middle East at venues such as the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and the Berlin Konzerthaus. A frequent guest at Danish music societies, Møldrup has performed as a soloist with Danish and international symphony orchestras under conductors such as Aldo Ceccato, Sanntu Rouvali, Thomas Søndergaard and Joshua Weilerstein, and at festivals such as Bergen International Festival, Lincoln International Chamber Music Festival, Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival and Oberstdorf Music Summer. With a keen interest in developing the repertoire of the cello he has premiered many works by contemporary composers, among them the European premiere of John Williams' cello concerto, Geoffrey Gordon's cello concerto and Christian Winther Christensen's concerto for cello and accordion.
Toke Møldrup is principal cellist of the Copenhagen Philharmonic and since 2005 a teacher at the Royal Danish Academy of Music where he previosly studied with his mentor professor Morten Zeuthen. He plays a David Tecchler cello (Rome, 1697) courtesy of the Augustinus Foundation.
Toke Møldrup’s website
Morten Zeuthen studied under Paul Tortelier and Asger Lund Christiansen, and, for short study periods, Mstislav Rostropovich and Arto Noras. He was principal cello concertmaster in the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1978 to 1997, and toured much of the world and worked with some of the world’s greatest conductors and soloists as a member of this orchestra. Since 1996, he has been professor of cello at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. Morten Zeuthen has performed with all the Danish symphony orchestras and often appears as a soloist and as a chamber musician. His solo appearances include Carnegie Hall, New York; the Wigmore Hall, London; and the Casals Hall, Tokyo. He has made numerous CDs; his recording of Bach’s solo suites received a Danish Grammy for Classical Recording of 1994 and in 2006 the “Suzuki Classical Review” found Zeuthens recording the very best out of the 110 recordings available. His CD, “L’Homme Armé” with new Danish solo music was awarded the Classical Solo Recording of 2006. As a chamber musician, Morten Zeuthen was a member of the renowned Kontra String Quartet from 1976 to 2000, which toured Europe, Japan, and the U.S, as an ensemble officially representing the Danish state. The Quartet recorded all the string quartets written by the major Danish composers on more than 30 CDs and was awarded The Gramophone Record of the Year, received the special prize for the year’s new music recording at the MIDEM festival in Cannes, and many other honors.
Morten Zeuthen’s website